New York

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The diverse New York surf scene ranges from the hustling concrete-lined boardwalk setting at Long Beach to the affluent sea-grass-covered dunes of the Hamptons. Temperamental southwest-facing beach breaks make up the vast majority of surf spots along New York's 127-mile-long Long Island coast, with the most reliable waves found adjacent to jetties, piers, and inlets. (Surfing is also practiced alo...

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